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The new Grocery Suppliers Code of Practice (GSCOP) -which replaces the Supermarket Code of Practice - follows long-running complaints from suppliers and farmers of unfair dealings and unreasonable demands from the big supermarket chains.
The Competition Commission (CC) recommended tightening the supermarket code of practice and inaugurating an ombudsman in April last year and has been consulting on retailer undertakings since then.
On Friday the Commission recommended the introduction of an ombudsman who will have the power to award compensation and uphold a tougher supermarket code of practice.
Proposed SNP measures include forcing supermarkets to sell a certain amount of locally-sourced food, toughening the OFT's supermarket code of practice and setting up an independent regulator for the industry.
For the Government to say that the Office of Fair Trading has failed to provide evidence of abuses of the supermarket code of practice as an excuse not to have a regulator is staggering.
They will be able to award compensation to suppliers and ensure the multiples follow the Supermarket Code of Practice.
We need a stronger Supermarket Code of Practice, so that it covers the whole supply chain and includes retailers of all sizes, rather than just the relationship between the four largest supermarkets and their immediate suppliers.
It also indicated that the supermarket code of practice had failed miserably, Mr Davies added.